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JOC approves three-year comprehensive plan for EWCTC

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) approved the school’s three-year comprehensive plan on Wednesday, running from 2016 to 2019.  More...

Celebrities dancing to raise funds for charity

Dancing can be good for you.  “It stretches your mind and really opens it up,” dance instructor Luann O'Brien said. “It's very focus-oriented, it takes your mind off of everyday troubles and keeps you in the present moment. More...

Latrobe man arrested for third time this month

For the third time this month, a Latrobe man found himself in police custody, this time for allegedly attempting to lure boys to his vehicle after showing them a pornographic image.  Johnny Demitropoulos, 57, of Latrobe, faces charges of unlawfu More...

General News

$1 million lottery ticket found among woman’s old mail

KENTWOOD, Mich. More...

Pilots: ‘Blinding’ lights at 49ers’ stadium a safety hazard

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Several commercial pilots have filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration after being blinded by bright light coming from the 49er’s Levi’s Stadium saying it’s a safety hazard.  More...

Bear hit with tranquilizer dart runs into pond, drowns

DAYTON, Nev. More...

Editorial

Mind the stop gap

After 2 1/2 months of stalemate over the state budget, push has come to shove in Harrisburg.  The Republican-led Legislature appears ready to pass a socalled stopgap budget to temporarily fund state government. More...

Following the example of Jesus Christ

Pope Francis arrived in Washington on Tuesday on the wings of popularity ratings that undoubtedly put many politicians there in danger of one of the seven deadly sins —envy.  The ultimate populist and outsider— this is the 78-year-ol More...

Governance becomes slideshow

There are many unique or nearly unique aspects to Pennsylvania’s government. It’s the only one with a major gas industry that doesn’t tax gas extraction. It has by far the largest full-time legislature. More...

Lifestyles

UPG to hold annual 5K Run/Fun Walk

Runners and walkers looking for ways to enjoy the beautiful fall weather are encouraged to register for the annual Pitt- Greensburg 5K Run/Fun Walk, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, on the Hempfield Township campus.  More...

Want better bread? Try a grain-fig loaf

This robust, lightly sweet bread is perfect as we transition into cooler weather. The combination of farro, barley and oats give it a substantial heft, while the dried figs lend a gentle sweetness and moist crumb. More...

Events of Area Interest

Disney Cabaret at Olde Main Sept. 26-27   More...

Entertainment

Turner, WME/IMG creating new esports league to air on TBS

By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer   Esports are coming to TBS.  More...

Off the air: Trump boycotts Fox News over campaign coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he’s done appearing on Fox News shows for the “foreseeable future” because he doesn’t like the network’s coverage of his presidential campaign.  More...

Court finds Batmobile is entitled to copyright protection

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Batman won’t have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a federal appeals court reportedly ruled the caped crusader’s vehicle is entitled to copyright protection.  More...

Clair Fink waives preliminary hearing, trial slated for April

The man who allegedly drunkenly crashed into and killed a Ligonier Township police officer will go to trial next spring.  Clair Eugene Fink III waived a formal arraignment scheduled for Wednesday with Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Ju More...

K-9 sniffs out drugs hidden in bag of dog food

A state police K-9 officer could not be outfoxed and it led to the arrest of a Derry Township man.  Corey Nicholas Tarr, 27, of 2583 Raymond Ave., is facing numerous drug-related charges after Falco, a K-9 officer, sniffed out heroin hidden in a More...

House-turned-apartment building subject of debate in Ligonier Borough

Aquaint doctor’s office has become what neighbors called a “circus” at a Ligonier Borough Planning Committee meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

Lighten up, SVC series speaker advises

Jim Bendel didn't come dressed up for the program that he gave at the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College Wednesday evening.  More...

Despite police warnings, more unlocked cars broken into again

A mere days after City of Latrobe police issued a statement urging residents to lock their vehicles amidst a rash of thefts, nine more occurrences happened.  Community Service Officer Beth Straka said nine thefts were reported between Tuesday an More...

Local & State News

Justice dept. seeks more cyber-vigilance from people

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. More...

Shell to spend $80M to remediate potential plant site

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Shell Chemicals will spend $80 million to remediate the area surrounding an old Horsehead Corp. More...

Pa. Game Commission says bald eagle fatally shot

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a bald eagle found shot last week has died from its wounds.  The bird was found Sept. 14 near McConnellsburg in Fulton County. More...

World News

Philadelphia scalpers turn papal tickets for profit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rosary beads cost $175. Sounds a bit pricey, except the Craigslist ad says they come with tickets to see Pope Francis. Same with the $10 train passes marked up to $85 in another listing.  More...

Teacher slain trying to stop killer honored for heroism

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nevada middle school teacher who was killed trying to stop a seventh-grader armed with a gun is one of 22 people being honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism.  Students say 45-year-old Michael Landsberry walked calml More...

FR stabbing suspect wants to remain in juvenile center

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Ajudge is being asked to allow a teen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school to remain in a juvenile detention center, even after he turns 18.  More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats can’t rally against HA

DA shut out; LV picks up first girls’ soccer win

The Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team scored a late goal, but couldn’t rally from an early deficit, falling, 3-1, against visiting Hempfield Area during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA game Wednesday at Rossi Field.  More...

GL clinches golf playoff berth despite loss; GCC girls fall to MP

The Greater Latrobe golf team dropped its first match of the season, but the Wildcats were still able to clinch another playoff berth.  On the girls’ side, the top two teams in WPIAL Section 1- AAsquared off with unbeaten Mount Pleasant na More...

Unbeaten LV eyes third straight shutout against Blairsville

BY ED PHILLIPPS Bulletin Staff Writer   Ligonier Valley will bring a couple of zeroes when it travels to Blairsville for Friday’s 7 p.m. More...

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